10 Amazing iPhone Apps for Nurses
April 04, 2011
Nurses are endlessly busy and undoubtedly could benefit from handy tools to help patient interactions and behind-the-scenes work flow smoother. Luckily, there are some great iPhone applications available to give them the relief they need! Let’s take a look at 10 of the most amazing apps available for nurses.
1. Nursing Central
The Nursing Central iPhone app is a comprehensive field guide for nurses, offering an abundance of information, including a drug guide, a diseases and disorders reference, and a lab and diagnostic reference. A copy of Taber’s Medical Dictionary is also readily available.
2. A.D.A.M. Symptom Navigator
A.D.A.M. (which stands for Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine) offers a symptom navigator iPhone app that allows nurses to quickly check through a list of symptoms to determine what ailments may be afflicting a patient.
The symptom navigator not only gives tips on what issues a patient may have, but also offers tips on what to do about symptoms, as well as whether a patient can engage in self-care, needs to see a doctor or may need to visit an emergency room.
3. Bio Dictionary
The Bio Dictionary iPhone app offered by the University of Nottingham gives nurses definitions to unfamiliar biological terms. It allows nurses to search for these terms two different ways. And if you don’t have time to sit and read through all of the definitions, you could take advantage of the audible function that allows you to listen to an explanation of the terms from the medical database.